Review by Jeanne Kinley Deller
The new World Premier musical, String, strikes a light-hearted note when Zeus banishes three mythological sisters from Mt. Olympus to the modern world. The Fates, who preside over birth and life of humans, find their “work” in a metropolitan office skyscraper jeopardized when Atropos (played to the hilt by Jessica Skerritt) and Mickey’s (played with humility and sparkling humor by Eric Ankrim) star-studded paths cross.
String’s entire cast is sensational in its comedic timing and fresh approach to demanding roles. Notably charming is Sara Porkalob (Clotho) who is clearly making a big splash on the Seattle theatre scene in many facets. The show tunes are fun, catchy, and tantalizing – very simply unique and engaging with electric violin, electric viola, and electric cello accompaniment.
Director Brandon Ivie has presented Village Theatre and Everett Performing Arts a winner with this production (book by Sarah Hammond and music and lyrics by Adam Gwon). You’ll want to experience String for yourself.
Photos by Mark Kitaoka